Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5508 Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk FX-835 "No Orchids", 450 Sqn., RAAF, Vasto, Italy, early 1944. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan & 5.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter of World War II, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York. Primary Role: Fighter Aircraft.
P-40N 43-23933 MSN 31872 was sent to the RAF as Kittyhawk IV FX835 OK-D and operated by the RAAF 450 Squadron. The aircraft was the first of at least 3 aircraft to wear the nose art “No Orchids”. In November 1944 FX835 OK-D was sent to 53 RSU for an overdue major overhaul. With FX835 gone FT881 was given OK-D and “No Orchids” art. In March 1945 OK-D and “No Orchids” was passed on to FX799 that was SOC March 28, 1946.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 5.5" Long|
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